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Marjan
Aug 5th, 2006, 09:21 AM
It is not only my opinion,it is opinion of the many top coaches and i truly think that she should be ranked more bec she has excellent tehnique and good atletic abilities so it is time to use them.(she is the only one who needed just little bit of luck to beat not one but twice Kim K) :worship:

Shonami Slam
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:39 AM
not exactly - but one could argue (i myself think it too at times) that she has the best two-handed backhand down the line while on the run.
that's bieng very darn specific when she's best - but she's way up there with Dementieva, ALG, Myskina and vintage dokic.
I've also said it a very long time ago that she has an exra advantage in a shot that we haven't seen alot of players using much these last few years.
another great youngster to do well on this shot is Pirinkova, while the best crosscourt two handed shot on the run i've seen on constat basis suprisingly belongs to dushevina.

-Makiri-
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:40 AM
:rolleyes:

lindsayno1
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:42 AM
she would be if she were more consistent. I watched her school peng at bham and she was AWESOME!

Viktymise
Aug 5th, 2006, 11:47 AM
:tape:

Craigy
Aug 5th, 2006, 11:56 AM
:rolls: Yeah ok!

DevilishAttitude
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:16 PM
not exactly - but one could argue (i myself think it too at times) that she has the best two-handed backhand down the line while on the run.
that's bieng very darn specific when she's best - but she's way up there with Dementieva, ALG, Myskina and vintage dokic.
I've also said it a very long time ago that she has an exra advantage in a shot that we haven't seen alot of players using much these last few years.
another great youngster to do well on this shot is Pirinkova, while the best crosscourt two handed shot on the run i've seen on constat basis suprisingly belongs to dushevina.

Vera Dushevina??? She must be one of the worst players in the Top 100. How she reached a Tier 2 final with her serve and FH is beyond me. And her BH isn't that good either.

Jankovic has a good BH but not the best. Marjan = ivanovic? :tape:

LoveFifteen
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:25 PM
Thanks for giving me a good laugh to start the morning off with! :hatoff:

©@®eLess
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:26 PM
she beat Serena,Dementieva,Petrova,Schnyder,Zvonareva,Venus

and played a tight three setter with Clijsters,Davenport,Sharapova,Henin-Hardenne,Myskina

she just needs to get her head together-she's just 21 and there is still plenty of time for her, she seems getting better-she has a good chance in next few year

and i agree that backhand down the line is WILD HOT!

DomenicDemaria
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:28 PM
It is a good shot but I would say Venus has the best double handed backhand. The way she creates angles with it is amazing. Its so powerful and amazing when she is on the run.

Pasta-Na
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:34 PM
not na li? :angel:

SelesFan70
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:36 PM
The best "in the world"? :eek: You obviously haven't seen MY backhand. :ras:

incognito
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Marjan = ivanovic? :tape:
You could not be more wrong there, "ivanovic" had a tendency to be a real a**hole at times but he liked Ana Ivanovic in a weird way kinda in the same way Marjan trolls about Jelena Jankovic. Marjan OTOH dislikes Ana to put it very mildly, so much that he has written some outrageosly ridiculous claims about her. IMO he should simply be ignored, even though he here makes some sense in so much that Jelena's backhand indeed is very good...

Just Do It
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:50 PM
yeah her backhand is great. maybe not the best but in top5 4sure !

rockstar
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:13 PM
:rolleyes:

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:22 PM
:rolleyes: I THINK a certain 5 time slam champion, who lost 4 straight slams to her sister has a backhand that's SLIGHTLY better than Jankovic...who...last time I checked, has seen as much of the top 10 as she's has seen of championship matches this year...(not to be harsh, but to ignore Venus, Serena, Lindsay, Martina, Amelie, and Justine (only if were talking about ALL backhands) and Maria is REDICULOUS!)

funny thread....but...:hug: aww....no sweetie...no

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:00 PM
I wouldn' say Jankovic has the best backhand. I will go with Venus.

Freakan
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Her technique is one of the best for sure but she lacks power.

Dinkie
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:39 PM
It's always very subjective to say things like 'the best' or 'the greatest'. I havent seen her play often enough to say anything like that but I like her groundstrokes.